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10
To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely. 
Edmund Burke (Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790)
9
It is, generally, in the season of prosperity that men discover their real temper, principles, and designs.
Edmund Burke (Letters on a Regicide Peace, 1796)
8
People never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
Edmund Burke (Speech at County Meeting of Buckinghamshire, 1784)
7
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
Edmund Burke (A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, 1757)
6
He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Edmund Burke (Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790)
5
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. 
Edmund Burke (Letters on a Regicide Peace, 1796)
4
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
Edmund Burke (Appeal From the New to the Old Whigs, 1791)
3
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Edmund Burke (Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790)
2
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
Edmund Burke
1
Never, no, never did Nature say one thing and Wisdom say another.
Edmund Burke (Letters on a Regicide Peace, 1796)
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Edmund Burke Biography

Born: January 12, 1729
Died: July 9, 1797

Edmund Burke was an Irish statesman, writer, orator and philosopher. He is most commonly known for his support of the American Revolution and for his later opposition to the French Revolution.

Notable Works
A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757)
Reflections on the Revolution in France 1790)
Letters on a Regicide Peace (1796)
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